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Controller: Long road ahead to state's economic recovery

Elizabeth Marie Himchak, POMERADO NEWS

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Also on the program, Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research, and Joe Ahn, regional manager of government and public affairs at Northrup Grumman explained how the region’s finances are interconnected.
They focused on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry and its direct and indirect impact on the north San Diego region. While most industries experienced financial declines during the recession, Bruvold said the UAV industry grew, adding $3.7 billion to the San Diego economy in recent years. The two local companies leading this field are Northrup Grumman and General Atomics.